La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

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A smaller, street-level version of sibling La Bodega Negra, this good-time Mexican diner might exude a ‘buzzy, casual vibe’, but it’s just as much of a devil to get into as its more ambitious counterpart, with staff fiercely policing the first-come, first-served queues. A central bar dispenses margaritas, daiquiri and the like, while the walls of the dining room are plastered with colourful Mexican posters and echo to a bouncy pop soundtrack. Easy snacks dominate the menu (think crisp tostadas with chunky guacamole and salsa fresca, hearty huevos rancheros and griddled quesadillas), although many dishes, including lukewarm tacos and so-so tostaditas, pack none of the punch typical of flavour-filled Mexican cuisine. In the end it’s all about the oh-so-cool Soho vibe, as the place fills up with curious tourists, post-work punters and first dates.

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La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

16 Moor Street, London ,London W1D 5NG

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A great night

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Oct 2013

A fabulous night for the 4 of us. Great attentive staff, we waited for a table at the bar. Delicious food & margaritas once seated. Brilliant music & atmosphere, I can't wait to go back, Thank you for a great night! Had been wanting to go for a long time & so glad I did.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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16 Moor Street, London ,London W1D 5NG

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La Bodega Negra Cafe - on the wrong side of the street

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Sep 2013

For weeks my Twitter feed was being bombarded by #BodegaBrunch pictures. The photo of their Lobster Brioche would even make a seafood intolerant weak at the knees. Being a fan of La Bodega Negra’s main restaurant, we had high hopes for their Cafe serving Brunch on the adjacent street. Sitting on lively Frith Street, the Cafe has large windows facing the eventful street making it an ideal people-watching hub. Make sure to grab the seat facing the windows just in case your brunch companion starts talking...

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 2

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16 Moor Street, London ,London W1D 5NG

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Awful reception staff

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Apr 2013

We arrived on Thursday evening (just before Easter bank holiday weekend) and were greeted by the maitre d' saying there's a 45 min wait but she'll put us on the list. I also gave her our number saying we'll be in the pub next door. we waited and waited and when we came back, the same girl said (very rudely) there was no list in existence and it's a street cafe style and everyone just waits around. I thought she was kidding because an hour before she put herself our name on the list and took my number...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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16 Moor Street, London ,London W1D 5NG

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May 2012

Decided to stop for a light refreshment whilst pounding the pavements of Soho Had a lovely bottle of Bohemia – was told that ‘due to lciensing laws’ I had to eat something if I wanted to have a beer – strange – sign outside definitely said this was a BAR. So I enjoyed three tacos of homemade chorizo and squash, good spicy and perfect accompaniment to the beer. Ivan the barman was great and set down a glass of tap water without even asking. It was early evening and starting to fill up – there was...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £34.00
  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £39.00

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